the state of being contented; satisfaction; ease of mind.
Archaic. the act of making contentedly satisfied.
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- o·ver·con·tent·ment, noun
- pre·con·tent·ment, noun
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How to use contentment in a sentence
Prior to landing at Peloton, Treseder had worked the marketing circuit at major companies like Apple and General Electric, building her career on the foundation of mother’s mantra of ambition with contentment within each role.‘I’m ambitious for us’: How Peloton CMO Dara Treseder made community her selling point | Kimeko McCoy | September 27, 2021 | Digiday
This pad provides moist heat or chilly contentment with its organic filling and soft fabric.Best heating pad for chronic pain and tense muscles | Irena Collaku | August 22, 2021 | Popular-Science
It’s about finding the right balance between being and doing, contentment and striving, for your own unique temperament.
Unless cats are hungry or mating or directly threatened, they default to a condition of rest or contentment or tranquility — basically the opposite of humans.Everything is awful. Here’s a Q&A with a philosopher about why cats rule. | Sean Illing | January 15, 2021 | Vox
Fogel includes footage of Khashoggi sinking into this big, puffy chair, his face radiant with contentment he feels he has finally earned, just within reach.The Dissident Brings a Human Touch to the Story of Murdered Journalist Jamal Khashoggi | Stephanie Zacharek | January 11, 2021 | Time
I envy my refusenik friends their steadfast commitments to stay in, and contentment in doing so.
Whatever peace and contentment Adams has found seldom finds its way into his music.
Sudden peace, buoyancy, contentment, or alternatively sorrow or physical pain.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death | Patricia Pearson | August 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Vengeance is a much more satisfying reason to spend the time than bland contentment.Is the Doctor-Patient Relationship Turning Into a Business Partnership? | Russell Saunders | April 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
And not that after-sex glow, but the radiance of contentment.Sasha Grey on Her Novel ‘The Juliette Society,’ James Deen, and More | Marlow Stern | August 27, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The speech came to an abrupt end when, losing her balance, she fell to the ground, and lay there in drunken contentment.The Garret and the Garden | R.M. Ballantyne
And a hint of mothering contentment stole sweetly over him behind this shadowy yet genuine consolation.The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
He succeeded, however, and soon was puffing clouds of pungent smoke into the air with the utmost contentment.Dope | Sax Rohmer
An industrious housewife, she hummed the hymns of contentment and peace from morning till evening.Madame Roland, Makers of History | John S. C. Abbott
Following this he sighed with a great contentment and twiddled his bare toes openly and flagrantly in the eyes of all Coldriver.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland